Celluloid Diaries: Movies about intelligent machines

Monday, December 3, 2012

Movies about intelligent machines

Here's a guest post that originally appeared at Bibliophilia Please and For The Love Of Film And Novels. The post was part of the blog tour for GPS WITH BENEFITS, a short film script in which a womanizer purchases a GPS device with a mind of 'her' own. It got me thinking of other movies about intelligent machines. Here are some of my favorites...


A scientist creates an organic super computer which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creator's wife. Demon Seed is one of Dean Koontz' best novels to date. Check out the excellent movie adaptation from 1977 starring Julie Christie.



Security androids turn evil and kill the employees from a shopping mall. Lots of eighties movie fun!



Early Stephen King novel about the relationship between a nerdish boy and his evil car. John Carpenter directed the movie adaptation in 1983.



Fun horror movie from the 90s in which a serial killer's soul transforms into electrical energy. The killer then uses the electrical grid and computer networks to continue his killing spree.



A tire discovers his telepathic powers. He sets his sights on a mysterious woman.



Every machine in the world comes alive and becomes homicidal. Written by Stephen King.



In Stephen King's short story The Mangler, a demon possesses a laundry folding machine. Tobe Hooper directed the movie adaptation in 1995. Two sequels followed.



The seventies movie The Car tells the story of a sleek and stylish car that goes on a rampage due to it being possessed!


What are your favorite movies about intelligent machines?

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GPS WITH BENEFITS can be downloaded from:

* Amazon.com
* Amazon.co.uk

25 comments:

  1. Incredible post. The Car is the only one I haven't seen.

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  2. I guess mine is iRobot. XD
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  3. A book Star Trek: The Next Generation where the race of androids with individuality is created and described.

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  4. Oh thank goodness! I have just finished A Good Man and was already having withdrawal symptoms! Can't wait for GPS With Benefits!

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  5. its not a movie but the red dewarf tv series
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  6. Nooo Rubber can't be a real movie! That's incredible

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  7. I don't think I've really read a book like that! :) I did love the intelligent auto-house played by Pierce Brosnan on the Simpsons though!

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  8. My favorite is Christine. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  9. I'm thoroughly enjoying the book tour so far!

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  12. I love the short story that Maximum Overdrive is based off, and I enjoy the movie. I have certain expectation for the remake that I don’t think they’d do, but I’d give it a fair chance none the less.

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  13. I love iRobot. That movie made me cry.

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  14. I go with iRobot too... really enjoyed it.
    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/TopsyTurvy_Ash/status/277004160874975232

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  15. Okay this was a tv show but my favorite intelligent machine was KIT from Night Rider! That was the most amazing car! I am loving that the show is now ONDEMAND for Xfinity!

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  16. I remember most of the movies. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  17. I love the exorcist
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  18. I really liked iRobot. Actually just seen it a couple of weeks ago - Really interesting story line. abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  19. iRobot
    Christine
    I did read one similar to the GPS but I can't recall the title...
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  20. Christine, definitely!!!

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  21. Christine is one of my all time fav movies! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  22. Demon Seed is such a great book but I never realised they made a movie from it. I'm so going to have to check that out now!

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